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Kalyana Mitta Network Update

This page is designed to give you updates about happenings within the Kalyana Mitta network.  We encourage KM group members to submit stories, photos and ideas to

Join us on Saturday, November 1st from 2-4 pm at BFUU on Cedar ST in Berkeley for a KM event with Kate Janke.  All are welcome to attend. 

Our most recent KM half day was on Sunday, August 24, 2014.  Elad Levinson led this workshop focusing on Deep Listening.  You can listen to audio from this workshop here

  • Looking at how the Four Foundations of Mindfulness contribute to becoming a deep listener.
  • Noticing and labeling in real time.
  • Applying Dependent Origination to listening.
  • Practicing the skills of external deep listening.
  • Inquiry as a form of deep listening.

Our previous Kalyana Mitta half-day program was on Sunday, March 9, 2014James Baraz and Elad Levinson co-lead this workshop focusing on conflict resolution, how to use the Dharma to make conflict productive when it arises, and how to encourage full participation in a KM meeting. Melanie Speir, one of our KM volunteers, summarized the day in this article.  You can listen to a recording of the workshop on 

In June 2013, James Baraz taught a half-day workshop designed for the hosts, leaders, potential leaders and participants in Kalyana Mitta groups. You can listen to a recording of the workshop on

James wrote, "The real joy in facilitating a group is creating an environment that helps bring out the natural wisdom that each member possesses. Often this is done not by giving the answers but by looking for the Buddha in each participant and asking the right questions which invite that wisdom to emerge."

Our previous Kalyana Mitta workshop, held in November 2012, was lead by Daniel Bowling and Dana Curtis.  You can listen to a recording of the workshop on


   El Cerrito KM group finding joy in The Wise Heart


Spirit Rock Mindful e-News articles about Kalyana Mitta.

March 2013

May 2013



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